Duty to Inform Traffic Commissioners of Relevant Convictions, etc.

Part of Transport Bill – in the House of Commons at 12:45 am on 25th June 1980.

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Photo of Kenneth Clarke Kenneth Clarke Parliamentary Secretary (Ministry of Transport) 12:45 am, 25th June 1980

I beg to move. That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said amendment.

This amendment restricts the scope of "relevant conviction" for the purpose of clause 23. It narrows in particular the scope of relevant convictions for officers, employees or agents of the licence holder. Relevant convictions for the purpose of this clause will now be offences committed in the course of the holder's road passenger transport business. That seems eminently reasonable, and avoids the risk to an operator who might be in trouble for failing to notify some conviction that has been incurred by one of his employees in his private life.